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Barbara A. Wood, 73 – Nurse for 21 Years

Barbara A. Wood, RN, 73, Frackville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning at Chamberspoint Healthcare Center surrounded by her two loving daughters.

Born in Ashland, she was a daughter of the late George and Rose Swaldi Bracey. Barb worked as a Registered Nurse at the former Good Samaritan Hospital, Pottsville for 21 years before retiring.

Barb was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Frackville. She was a 1964 graduate of the former Immaculate Heart Academy, Fountain Springs and a 1967 graduate of Sacred Heart School of Nursing.

Barb enjoyed her time outdoors doing yard work but most of all with spending time with her loving children and grandchildren.

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In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Wood; her two sons, Dominic and Joseph Wood Jr.

Barb is survived by her two daughters: Michelle and her husband David Kline, Greencastle and Angela Balicki, Frackville; her brother, George “Deuce” Bracey, Frackville; her sister, Rosalie and her husband William Garrity, Minersville; her grandchildren: Darren and Morgan Kline and Ayden and Addisyn Balicki; also by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 6, at 11 a.m. from the Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home, Frackville, with Rev. Brian Miller officiating.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and again on Monday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will follow in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Englewood, Frackville.


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